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Creativity runs in my family, says Johnny Praise

Creativity runs in my family, says Johnny Praise

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JOHN Francis Olajide also known as Johnny Praise is a dynamic praise and worship leader. Apart from this he loves creativity in all ramification of the word, churning out great messages and helping to develop the minds of the people in his messages and songs. His passion for the sector started quite early and he is ready to tell anyone who cares to listen that creativity actually runs in the family. Born in the United States but raised in Ibadan, Nigeria. John was raised in a family that loves music. He was influenced by his uncle and aunt who are gospel artistes. He was also influenced by a lot of gospel musicians in Nigeria like Gbenga Wise, Soji Isreal and Tosin Martins. Internationally, he is inspired by gospel artistes like Israel Houghton, Donnie Mclurkin and Chris Tomli...
Tonto Dikeh: Don Jazzy, Tee Billz rescued me from suicide in 2010

Tonto Dikeh: Don Jazzy, Tee Billz rescued me from suicide in 2010

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Tonto Dikeh has revealed how music mogul, Don Jazzy, and artist manager, Tee Billz rescued her from committing suicide ten years ago. Reacting to the death of a young Nigerian who committed suicide after being accused of rape, Dikeh narrated how she became suicidal and was rescued by Don Jazzy and Tee Billz. “This was me 9/10 years ago, I’m here because I believed there was much more to life than my situation. I wanted to badly believe God didn’t hate me, I wanted to badly stop the hurt but it just kept coming so strong. I knew I was ready, I mean the pain was excruciating. Today was a perfect day to die I said”, she began. Continuing, the actress wrote, “God spared me, God showed me how much love he had for me that day. Shoutout to @teebillz323 @donjazzy for coming to my rescue, I ...
MEN ARE ALL OVER ME BECAUSE I’M Plus size – MAMA AJASCO STAR, MOJI OYETAYO

MEN ARE ALL OVER ME BECAUSE I’M Plus size – MAMA AJASCO STAR, MOJI OYETAYO

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WHICH of your movies would you say is the most challenging since you began? Originally, Mama Ajasco was challenging because it has been done over and over by different generations. Overtime I didn’t try to duplicate what the previous Mama Ajasco was doing, I just created my own style and it was just a matter of time. But one of the most challenging movies I have ever done was ‘Daughters of Eve.’ I had three characters in the movie. In season 1, I was the victim of a kidnap and then I became a matron when I was kidnapping children and selling to people – politicians and all of those that needed children. Eventually in season three, I became an old woman who was regretting her actions. I had aged and needed to tell my stories from the beginning and acting that elderly part with ...
Ifu Ennada says breakup painful, and sweet

Ifu Ennada says breakup painful, and sweet

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Big Brother Naija ex-housemate, Ifu Ennada, has noted that breaking up with a cheating partner is painful and sweet. She made this known when she hinted at a recent breakup in her relationship. The actress took to her Instagram stories to post some cryptic messages about men who cheat. “Men will embarrass you, I have finally come to the conclusion that no man is faithful”, she wrote. She continues: “I swear men will embarrass you for small P**** and b***s. No good lady deserves to be with a stupid ass shameless cheating bastard. Better to remain single and have kids by yourself if you really want kids. Just make your money, live your own life”. The reality TV star and actress, however, thanked God for the sad experience which she described as sweet and painful. “I think ...
Omisore’s wife not a regent

Omisore’s wife not a regent

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The Ewi-In-Council of Ado-Ekiti has debunked a claim that the wife of a former Senator, Mrs Mojisola Omisore, is a regent of Ekiti-State. Secretary to the Council, Chief Bayo Ogunmodimu, said in a statement that Mrs Omisore became the regent of the late Oisa of Inisa quarters in Ado Ekiti, Chief Julius Fasuba, after his demise early this year in line with the custom and traditions of Ado chiefdom. According to him, Mrs Omisore is the regent of her late father at Inisa quarters in Ado Ekiti. Ogunmodimu, therefore, urged the people to disregard the information. “The position of a regent to any late chief in Ado is just for a while, pending the installation of a new Chief in the area,” he said.
Tolulope was not just brilliant, but wonderful, says father

Tolulope was not just brilliant, but wonderful, says father

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Accept our condolences over your daughter’s death… From day one, she had not just been brilliant, but wonderful. I was in Kaduna then, she did all her educational career; from kindergarten to the nursery, at the Air Force base and the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna. One day, when she was very small, she pointed to one small aircraft packed on the field and said: “Dad, one day I am going to fly that aircraft”, and I said “Amen!” So, from that day, she started working towards that. She got admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna. She had a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, she became an Air Force Cadet. She was sent on several courses abroad and became a pilot. I just thank God that she was able to achieve her dreams as a baby before her death. She was my fourth born....
Adesuwa ‘Sunshine’ Oronsaye: My Christian faith is my greatest influence

Adesuwa ‘Sunshine’ Oronsaye: My Christian faith is my greatest influence

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Tell us about the new things that you are working on? I currently have a couple of budding productions, commercials and social campaign projects that I am working on for the next phase of my career. However, due to the current Pandemic we have not fully launched to the public. When we do and once the time is right, the efforts made will be justified and you will be the first to know about this. I am more of a creative person, so I guess it would be safe to also say that there is always something new to work on. How did you get into acting? What was the first role you did? Acting has always been a part of me. Something I could call “innate”. I started acting since I was a child by participating in church and school plays which eventually spurred me to study Theatre Arts at t...
Yemi Blaq: I’m not comfortable with fame

Yemi Blaq: I’m not comfortable with fame

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YEMI Blaq is not one the run of the mill actors nor is an actor one that courts media or public attention at the easiest opportunity. This Ondo indigene shies away from public attention and strives to live a life devoid of fame or fanfare. In a rare chat, Blaq explains why he is not the regular actor. “My aims and vision were just to be a good actor. To be good at what I do to be recognised for it, to be able to do the job for a long time, I love the fact that acting gives me the chance to live many lifetimes in one so for me, that was basically all. “Not for the fame nor really for the money, I mean it’s good to make a living out of it but I wasn’t focused on just doing it because I want to be famous. Quite contrary to what one would expect as an actor, I’m not one that seeks fame ...
Dino’s metamorphosis

Dino’s metamorphosis

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DINO Melaye, former senator who represented Kogi West senatorial district, has a strong penchant for the arts, especially music. Before, during and after his stints in the National Assembly, he had regaled Nigerians with his ability to wax musical – especially when he desires to send a message to his political foes. But Sentry can now confirm that Dino’s love for music has now gone beyond mere interludes, especially on social media where he is fast establishing himself as a ‘skit maker of repute.’ In just a couple of weeks, ‘Dino the rock-star’ dropped not less than four ‘singles’ to send clear signals that he is in music to stay. And his performances were all laced with dance steps and enough drama. His first new one was the piece he rendered to celebrate the suspension of forme...
Femi Otedola still soaring high

Femi Otedola still soaring high

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When billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, announced that he would be quitting the oil and gas sector by selling off his shares in Forte Oil in June 2019 to delve into the energy sector, many business analysts saw this as a wrong move for the business tycoon. The reason remains why would anyone quit a lucrative money-spinning business that made him a household name. While aspiring billionaires and business students in the oil and gas industry need to learn Otedola’s secret on how he was able to navigate back to winning ways after being hit by a fall in the global oil price over a decade ago, the suave and gangling businessman is already writing a book for protegees to learn. However, those who have come in contact with the highly cerebral business mogul will reel out his ability, s...